We discuss creativity with Nik Goodner who has The Creative Church blog. In this episode, we discuss what creative churches are doing to reach people and why there is a need for churches to think creatively. Nik also gives some churches to follow who are doing a good job at being creative. Nik talks about what The Creative Church platform is doing in the church community to connect churches with creative ideas.
Nik shares his story of how he came to start The Creative Church blog and what his journey has looked like to this point.
Creativity bridges the gap between what is holy and what is secular. It’s a tool for artists to express their love for God and share their wisdom. When a church expresses creativity in excellence it can be the greatest asset in the church.
Creativity helps people feel more comfortable in a church environment so people who are not familiar with the church feel welcome. It helps them relate to the message.
Nik defines creativity as having the ability to problem-solve to come up with an effective structure for your church.
There is a difference between being inspired by something and ripping it off. Nik talks about how churches can be inspired and then make an idea unique to them. This has a genuine feel and is more likely to connect with your audience.
If you see a good idea you like you should then try to do it better than what it was. Know why you are implementing the idea beyond it being a cool thing to try.
Creativity in the church does not have to cost a lot.
Churches who are successfully being creative are applying ideas in 3 ways: originally, authentically, and with quality.
Nik talks about attending Church on the Move in Tulsa and some of the creative things they are doing.
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